JAMES PEALE (1749-1831)
JAMES PEALE (1749-1831)
JAMES PEALE (1749-1831)
JAMES PEALE (1749-1831)
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JAMES PEALE (1749-1831)

Portrait of William Young

Details
JAMES PEALE (1749-1831)
Portrait of William Young
signed and dated 'Ja. Peale/ 1817' (lower right)
oil on canvas
36 1/4 x 28 in. (92.1 x 71.1 cm.)
Painted in 1817.
Provenance
William Young, the sitter, until 1829.
Rachel Anderson Young, wife of the above, until 1836.
John Jr. and Eliza Melville Young McAllister, daughter of the above.
By descent.
H.V. Allison Galleries, Inc., New York.
Private collection, Dallas, Texas.
Christie's, New York, 30 November 2006, lot 112, sold by the above.
Acquired by the late owner from the above.
Literature
H.V. Allison Galleries, The American Spirit, New York, 1988, p. 6.
Frick Art Reference Library, no. 121-7 c.

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Lot Essay

Born in Scotland, William Young (1755-1829) immigrated to America and started a paper mill in Wilmington, Delaware. He later relocated to Philadelphia where he published a newspaper. A portrait miniature of Young by James Peale is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2006.235.145).

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